Maritime ports of Chattogram, Cox’s Bazar, Mongla and Payra have been advised to keep hoisted distant warning signal no 2 as the cyclonic storm ‘Pabuk’ over the Andaman sea and adjoining areas moved northwestwards.
The cyclone was centred on 06 am Sunday about 1330 km Southeast of Chattogram port, 1240 km Southeast of Cox’s Bazar port, 1445 km Southeast of Mongla port and 1365 km Southeast of Payra port.It is likely to move in a north/northwesterly direction further, said a Met office bulletin.
Maximum sustained wind speed within 54 kms of the cyclone centre is about 62 kph rising to 88 kph in gusts/squalls. Sea will remain very rough near the cyclone centre, it said.
All fishing boats and trawlers over North Bay have been advised to come close to the coast and proceed with caution till further notice.They are also advised not to venture into the deep sea.